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Bills Links, 8/10: The quarterback competition heats up in Buffalo

The trio of quarterbacks performed well on Thursday night.

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The quarterback competition for the Buffalo Bills was on full display on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers - and the incumbents did not disappoint. Nathan Peterman looked accurate leading the first team, while AJ McCarron showed poise with the second team. Josh Allen is the one grabbing most of the headlines, as his powerful arm was on full display in the second half. There is plenty of coverage below on the quarterbacks, including Sean McDermott’s post-game interview.

Kelvin Benjamin, Harrison Phillips, and Marcus Murphy also stood out - and you can read about them and more in today’s edition of the Bills Links.

Josh Allen's debut: What does it mean for the Buffalo Bills? |
Josh Allen said his biggest takeaway is how much he continues to love the game.

What Buffalo Bills were saying about Nathan Peterman's big game vs. Panthers |
Sean McDermott, Kelvin Benjamin, Chris Ivory and Nathan Peterman himself react to QBs big game.

Josh Allen's tantalizing debut - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
The Buffalo Bills played their first preseason game of 2018, and Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn discuss how the quarterbacks looked, and if Josh Allen did anything to change the minds of the coaching staff.

CAPACCIO: Bills-Panthers Arrow Up/Arrow Down | WGR 550 SportsRadio
What went right and wrong in team's preseason opener

Sean McDermott: "We Did Some Good Things" -
HC Sean McDermott discusses the performance of the team against the Carolina Panthers.

Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Panthers -
Buffalo's QBs were in sync with OC Brian Daboll Thursday night.

14 Buffalo Bills who helped or hurt their causes against the Carolina Panthers |
Here's a look at some Buffalo Bills who stood out on Thursday night.

Bills rookie Josh Allen shows off electric arm in debut -
Josh Allen took the field to a chorus of cheers and nearly sent Buffalo's New Era Field into paroxysms of excitement on his first preseason pass.

Josh Allen shows off his arm in his first preseason action - Yahoo Sports
We all knew Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen had a great arm. It was still impressive to see him unleash it in a game.

Joe B: 7 observations from Buffalo Bills vs. Carolina Panthers (8/9/18) -
The Buffalo Bills saw the debut of their flashy rookie quarterback on Thursday. What were the big takeaways?

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills QBs look good in preseason opener – The Buffalo News
"Bills quarterbacks Nathan Peterman, AJ McCarron and Josh Allen seem to be having trouble distinguishing themselves during training camp, but all three looked good Thursday might."

Buffalo Bills preseason takeaways: Nathan Peterman, Shaq Lawson, Kelvin Benjamin and more – The Athletic
All three quarterbacks played well with Josh Allen dazzling the crowd with a few laser strikes. (Subscription required.)

Josh Allen makes a pass at Bills fans with single play in preseason debut – The Athletic
The rookie QB's 60-yard heave that drifted out of bounds was the most welcome play of the night. (Subscription required.)

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